Lemon Chess Pie I


The recipe has been handed down in the family, and temperatures were for a wood stove. I've adjusted them over the years, and it seems to work fine!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
2 hrs 5 mins
1 9-inch pie


  • 4 eggs

  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • 2 tablespoons white cornmeal

  • ¼ cup butter, melted

  • ½ cup milk

  • 2 lemons, juiced

  • 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch single crust pie


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  2. Combine eggs, sugar, cornmeal, melted butter, milk, and lemon juice in a large bowl. Mix until sugar is dissolved, but do not beat. Pour filling into unbaked pie shell.

  3. Bake at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) for 10 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), and continue to bake until set, about 45 minutes more. Serve at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

365 Calories
16g Fat
53g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 365
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 110mg 37%
Sodium 201mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 38g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 21mg 104%
Calcium 52mg 4%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 118mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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